how to pronounce skull


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skull is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of skull in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… feeling the bumps on your skull to …”

meanings of skull


  1. These bones as a symbol for death; death's-head.
  2. Obsolete form of school (“a multitude").
  3. A crust formed on the ladle, etc. by the partial cooling of molten metal.
  4. A shallow bow-handled basket.
  5. The main bones of the head considered as a unit; including the cranium, facial bones, and mandible.
  6. The crown of the headpiece in armour.
  7. The mind or brain.


  1. To hit in the head with a fist, a weapon, or a thrown object.
  2. To strike the top of (the ball).

skull frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word skull occurs in english on average 8.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics skull can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that skull can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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